Volunteering in
Corfu Donkey Rescue

Volunteers and veterinary students help us greatly with the daily work at our shelter. The work with the animals is very fulfilling but also demanding, especially during the hot season. If you really love animals and are willing to put your own comfort behind the sake of the animals during your stay, then you will have a wonderful time at CDR.
If you are seriously interested, before you apply,
please first read the following information thoroughly
  • If you are not happy doing physical work or working in extreme temperatures and sometimes uncomfortable weather conditions  (July-August and January-March) then please do not apply. You must be serious about helping our animals and working hard.
  • New volunteers must be 20 years or older.
    For veterinary students, the minimum age is 18 years.
  • You need to be in an excellent health condition and you must have your own insurance policy.
    (For your own sake and for the sake of our donkeys please note that we do not accept applications from volunteers or students who are pregnant or suffer from severe mental or physical problems like back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, asthma, allergies towards dust, etc)
  • The daily routine involves a lot of ‘picking up poop’ after the donkeys so be prepared for this. Two donkeys could fill a wheelbarrow with poop in a 24 hour period. If only their aim were that good!
  • Volunteers must arrange their own accommodation. There is limited accommodation within walking distance of CDR. It is not possible to walk to us from Liapades or Paleokastritsa or anywhere further away. If unsure, please check the distance using Google maps.
  • Volunteers must arrange their own transport to and from the shelter. We CANNOT bring you and take you home.
  • The summers in Corfu are hot and humid and the winters wet and cold. Again, be prepared for this.
  • The minimum stay is two weeks.
  • Great compassion for animals and the wish to help the old and abandoned is a must!
  • Please note, we can only accept volunteers and students who can speak and have a good understanding of the English language.
Please click here for the most asked questions about volunteering at CDR.
If your questions have not been answered after reading this page together with the frequently asked questions then please email Julie

Corfu Donkey Rescue
Corfu, Greece
E-Mail: corfudonkey@gmail.com

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